Thursday, 2 July 2015
During my recent stop at Toronto's Left Field Brewery, I had the opportunity to sample a 12oz pour of their formidable Resin Bag IPA. Clear and copper hued, R.B. arrived with a dusting of off-white head. At 6.9%, it's got a bit of a lift, and its 50 IBUs give it a moderately bitter buzz.
Resin Bag has a powerful, muddled citrus aroma that put a smile on my face. It has a flavour that is grapefruit-heavy and, yes, a touch resinous. Its progression is from fresh and fruity up front to arid and bitter out back.
A thoroughly enjoyable little brew, Resin Bag isn't exactly elite, but it's pretty close. The team at Left Field are clearly not a beer league squad--they're currently in Triple A, but awaiting their call up to the Show.
Rating: 8.5 out of 10.